Meet “Norma Jean”
“Norma Jean” is my Beautiful 1957 Cadillac Fleetwood series 60 special. She rolled off of the production line as the finest example of American automotive technology of that era.
Cadillac has always been synonymous with luxury and prestige. They have always been referred to as “The American Rolls Royce” as they were in direct competition at that time in the American luxury car market.
Laden with a host of features not previously seen, Norma Jean comes fully equipped with options such as electric windows all round, 6-way electric front seat, power assisted steering and power assisted brakes, electronic boot (trunk) release and even automatic dimming headlights.
The powertrain is a numbers matching super smooth and quiet 6000cc, 365 cubic Inch, 300 break horsepower Cadillac V8 cylinder engine which is mated to a 4-speed Cadillac Power-glide automatic transmission. Norma Jean is just shy of 19 feet long and weighs two and a half tonnes which means that she does approximately 13 miles to the gallon around town.
A little History
This Beautiful car came into the UK in 2010, purchased by her first UK owner who then sold her on to an American car dealer in Scotland. The dealer then sold her onto a good friend of mine who lives in Hertfordshire.
Much work was done on the car at this point, including a complete overhaul of the suspension and fuel system which included a new petrol tank, fuel line, upgraded electronic fuel pump, new upgraded Edelbrock Carburettor and fuel filter. Electronic ignition also replaced the old “points” in the distributer.
What’s next for Norma Jean?
The upkeep of a classic car is a continually ongoing job, especially with a car that is over 60 years old and needs to be in impeccable condition to make your wedding day so special. Future work to be carried out will include new carpets and embroidered over mats, undersealing inner wheel arches, re-routing of rear exhausts to exit through rear bumper, some exterior paint restoration and adding authentic 1957 Cadillac hubcaps.
The Elvis Connection
You are in great company, hiring ‘Norma Jean’. Here is Elvis with the same model Cadillac Fleetwood in 1957.
Let's talk about booking "Norma Jean"